Growth Mindsets

What is a growth mindset?

How can we support our students through a fixed mindset?  Letting students know they’re supported seems to help and walking them through things that are really hard for them seems to help, but otherwise if they don’t want to do the work, there’s not much else to do about it.

I struggle with brainstorming ways to encourage students to work through fixed mindset, pretty much daily. My philosophy (and PLEASE share your philosophy because I’d love to know if my thoughts on this are fixed) is that students have to first choose to do the work involved to change their mindset. They need to turn their “I can’t” into I CAN! If they don’t choose to do that…they’re lost.

Do you guys face this? What techniques do you employ? Do you feel responsible if they give up?


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